Ghislain Poirier and Daedelus
Daedelus and Poirier play on Thursday, June 18, at 9 p.m., $10; www.blasthaus.com.
Renowned electronica label Ninja Tune stays ahead of the intelligent dance music game with bills like this one, which teams up two of its artists — L.A. electronic beat composer Daedelus and Montreal DJ and producer Ghislain Poirier. As heard on his Live at the Low End Theory album, the Victorian-costumed Daedelus' compositions are dense and thumpy. He executes his music on the Monome, a recently developed sampler box with an interface of tiny light bulbs that makes the device look like a Modernist Lite-Brite. Poi-rier spearheaded Canada's uptempo "bounce" scene by deftly blending hip-hop, dub, and international breaks on records like his new Soca Sound System EP.